“The Crown” princess Vanessa Kirby joining “Fast and Furious” spin-off

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Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Audi UK(LOS ANGELES) -- Variety is reporting that Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret on the Netflix drama The Crown, will join Dwayne Johnson and her fellow Brit Jason Statham for their Fast and the Furious spin-off, Hobbs and Shaw.

As its title suggests, the film will unite the two male leads -- Johnson's special agent Luke Hobbs and Statham's criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw -- in one movie.  In the series' seventh installment, they were enemies, but by the eighth adventure, 2017's The Fate of the Furious, they had joined forces against a common enemy.

According to the publication, not much is known about the plot of Hobbs and Shaw, but Kirby will play Shaw's sister, who happens to be an agent with the British spy organization MI-5.

Fresh off the success of Deadpool 2, director David Leitch will call the shots on the Universal Pictures project, which is slated for a July 26, 2019 release.

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